|The Bishop's Secret - Fergus Hume|
LibriVox recording of The Bishop's Secret by Fergus Hume. Read in English by David Wales Bishop Pendle is the Church of England bishop in a small fictitious English cathedral town. Several years into his work, he receives a visit from a disreputable-looking visitor. The bishop is much upset. What transpired between them that has so upset the good churchman? And then there is the murder. Fergus Hume was one of the most prolific and most popular of 19th century novelists...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Mystery; england; nineteenth century; Church of England; bishop
Downloads: 162,213 (1 review)
|Scarhaven Keep - J. S. Fletcher|
LibriVox recording of Scarhaven Keep by J. S. Fletcher. Read by Cathy Barratt. The northern English sea coast provides a compelling backdrop for this genre of writing; a mysterious disappearance, a love interest, and plot twists 'se mijotent' to produce an intriguing read. (Summary by Cate Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: murder; mystery; librivox
Downloads: 4,689 (1 review)
|The Lost House - Richard Harding Davis|
LibriVox recording of The Lost House, by Richard Harding Davis. Read by Carolin. Austin Ford, the London correspondent of the New York Republic, is spending some idle time in the American Embassy chatting with the Second Secretary, when suddenly a note is brought in. This note is an appeal for help, found in the gutter in a dark alley. The writer claims to be a young girl, who is kept against her will locked up in a lunatic asylum by her uncle...
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|The Secret Mark - Roy J. Snell|
LibriVox recording of The Secret Mark by Roy J. Snell. Read in English by Lee Ann Howlett Student Lucile Tucker works part-time at the library of the large university she attends in Chicago to help pay her tuition. One night, while closing the library for the evening, she glimpses a small child – a girl – in the stacks. Carefully following her, Lucile can’t believe her eyes when the child, unaware that she has been seen, manages to steal a valuable book from the collection and practically...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 98,808 (1 review)
|The Poisoned Pen - Arthur B. Reeve|
LibriVox recording of The Poisoned Pen, by Arthur B. Reeve. Read by Elliot Miller. The many adventures of Professor Craig Kennedy were chronicled by Arthur B. Reeve (October 15, 1880 - August 9, 1936). Reeve was an American mystery writer who created 82 Craig Kennedy mystery stories. The stories have a very Sherlock Holmes type feel, In fact Kennedy has been referred to as the "American Sherlock Holmes"...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; mystery; crime; technology
Downloads: 5,006 (1 review)
|Quintus Oakes: A Detective Story - Charles Ross Jackson|
LibriVox recording of Quintus Oakes: A Detective Story, by Charles Ross Jackson. There have been a series of assaults at the manor house, one sending the mistress of the house insane with fear, another escalating to murder. There are reports of a tread on the stairs and shady figures disappearing from view. The servants blame the supernatural, but Quintus Oakes gets to the bottom of the mystery. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) For further information, including links to online text, reader informati...
Keywords: adventure; fiction; mystery; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 3,528 (2 reviews)
|The Mystery of Cloomber - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
LibriVox recording of The Mystery of Cloomber, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Delmar H. Dolbier. "This novel is written by the author of, among other novels, the Stories of Sherlock Holmes. It is narrated by John Fothergill West, who tries to discover why the tenant of Cloomber Hall, General Heatherstone, is nervous to the point of being paranoid. Why are his fears becoming stronger every year at the fifth of October? And why doesn't he let his children leave home? This is a great mystery no...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; mystery; Doyle
Downloads: 17,841 (2 reviews)
|The Vanishing Man - R. Austin Freeman|
LibriVox recording of The Vanishing Man by R. Austin Freeman. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford A young doctor, former student of the legal and medical expert Dr. John Thorndyke, finds himself almost accidentally drawn into a case in which a man has vanished. Perhaps he has died; perhaps not;but the issue is very important because the will that he has left behind is curiously -- annoyingly curiously -- worded...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; romance; forensic medicine; egyptology
Downloads: 6,998 (2 reviews)
|The Black Star - Johnston McCulley|
LibriVox recording of The Black Star by Johnston McCulley. Read by Roger Melin. The Black Star was a master criminal who took great care to never be identifiable, always wore a mask so nobody knew what he looked like, rarely spoke to keep his voice from being recognized, and the only mark left at the scenes of the crimes which he and his gang committed were small black stars which were tacked as a sign of their presence, and an occasional sarcastic note to signify his presence and responsibility...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; mystery
Downloads: 27,504 (2 reviews)
|The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation - J. S. Fletcher|
LibriVox recording of The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation, by J. S. Fletcher. Read by MaryAnn. Marshall Allerdyke is driving through the night from London to Hull in response to an urgent telegram from his cousin. As he nears Hull, a beautiful woman stops his car to ask for directions to Scotland. Odd time to be traveling so far and in such a hurry, but Allerdyke's mind is elsewhere. When he finally arrives in Hull, he finds his cousin dead in his hotel room and a valuable consignment of jewels missin...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; allerdyke
Downloads: 3,952 (2 reviews)
|Selected Short Stories - P. G. Wodehouse|
LibriVox recording of Selected Short Stories, by P.G.Wodehouse. Read by Mike Harris A miscellaneous collection of short stories, not featuring any of Wodehouse's regular characters, most concern love and romance and, being Wodehouse, all are amusing.(Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: Audiobook; LibriVox; Fiction; Humor; short story; English
Downloads: 42,929 (2 reviews)
|That Sweet Little Old Lady - Randall Garrett|
LibriVox recording of THAT SWEET LITTLE OLD LADY, by Randall Garrett. Read by Phil Chenevert Randall Garrett had this story first published in Astounding Science Fiction September and October of 1959. His twisted sense of humor and gift for the bizarre situation with believable characters shines here. In the not too distant future, Ken Malone, young but promising FBI agent , is given the most important and difficult assignment of his career: find a spy who is stealing information from the Ultra ...
Keywords: SF; science fiction; garrett; librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 3,795 (2 reviews)
|That Affair at Elizabeth - Burton E. Stevenson|
LibriVox recording of That Affair at Elizabeth, by Burton E. Stevenson. Read by Cathy Barratt. A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists (and the ubiquitous romantic complication, of course). (Summary by Cathy Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; detective; mystery; new york city
Downloads: 3,785 (3 reviews)
|The Repairman - Harry Harrison|
LibriVox recording of THE REPAIRMAN, by Harry Harrison. Read by Phil Chenevert This is a collection of 3 of Harry Harrison's marvelous earlier stories that were published in Galaxy, Analog and Fantastic Universe. The Repairman (1958) is a straight fun SF story of a man getting a job done. It is most typical of his later style in series like the Stainless Steel Rat; Toy Shop (1962), a short piece exploring bureaucratic blindness and one ingenious way around it and The Velvet Glove (1956), my favo...
Keywords: harry harrison; librivox; science fiction; SF; short stories; audiobook
Downloads: 11,439 (3 reviews)
|The Red Seal - Natalie Sumner Lincoln|
LibriVox recording of The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln. Read by J. M. Smallheer Nothing is what it seems to be as events unfold in this entertaining mystery by Natalie Sumner Lincoln. Red seals and red herrings abound and will keep you guessing all the way through the final chapter! (summary by J. M. Smallheer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this rec...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; mystery; fiction
Downloads: 7,930 (4 reviews)
|Buried Alive - Bennett, Arnold|
LibriVox recording of Buried Alive, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Simon Evers. The hero is Mr Priam Farll, a painter of considerable ability. He is, however, extremely shy – so shy that when his valet, Henry Leek, dies suddenly, the doctor believes the dead man to be Priam Farll and the live man the valet. The artist does not try to disabuse him. After the funeral (in Westminster Abbey), Priam Farll marries a widow and lives a happy life until the loss of his wife’s money means he has to take u...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; satire
Downloads: 5,489 (3 reviews)
|The Doctor, his Wife, and the Clock - Anna Katharine Green|
LibriVox recording of The Doctor, his Wife, and the Clock by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Carolin Kaiser A man has been shot dead in his house. Ebenezer Gryce is on the case, but he has no leads, no witnesses, no evidence -- until he decides to talk to the neighbors of the victim, a blind doctor and his beautiful wife.. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to t...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; romance; Detective; blind doctor
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|Ashton-Kirk, Investigator - John Thomas McIntyre|
Ashton-Kirk, who has solved so many mysteries, is himself something of a problem even to those who know him best. Although young, wealthy, and of high social position, he is nevertheless an indefatigable worker in his chosen field. He smiles when men call him a detective. "No; only an investigator," he says. He has never courted notoriety; indeed, his life has been more or less secluded. However, let a man do remarkable work in any line and, as Emerson has observed, "the world will make a beaten...
Keywords: Detective; Mystery; Investigator; Murder; New York; Librivox; audio
Downloads: 37,609 (5 reviews)
|The Circular Study - Anna Katharine Green|
LibriVox recording of The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Christine Dufour In this well-plotted, character-driven mystery, Detective Gryce receives a cryptic message calling him to the scene of a “strange” crime. He soon finds that the adjective is correct, for in a quiet brownstone house in a respectable New York City neighborhood, he finds the body of a man brutally stabbed to death, yet lovingly laid out on the floor of his study...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; mystery; fiction; New York City' detective fiction
Downloads: 10,236 (4 reviews)
|The Sheridan Road Mystery - Paul and Mabel Thorne|
Librivox recording of The Sheridan Road Mystery by Paul and Mabel Thorne. Read by J. M. Smallheer. A shot rings out in the middle of the night in a quiet Chicago neighborhood. Patrolman Murphy is directed to an apartment where a man says the shot came from. The apartment is locked and apparently empty. Was there a murder here? And if so, where is the victim? (summary by J. M. Smallheer) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; mystery; Chicago
Downloads: 10,937 (4 reviews)
|The Return of Alfred - Herbert George Jenkins|
LibriVox recording of The Return of Alfred, by Herbert George Jenkins. Read by Anna Simon. The hero of the book is at a loose end, weary and bored of his old life after returning from the Great War. After an argument with his uncle and a railway strike he finds himself lost in the county of Norfolk at ten o’clock one night. When he seeks shelter in a country home, the butler immediately recognizes him as “Mr...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; romantic comedy; Jenkins; prodigal; mistaken identity
Downloads: 3,722 (4 reviews)
|Queen Lucia - Edward Frederic Benson|
Librivox recording of Queen Lucia by E.F. Benson. Read by Martin Clifton. E. F. Benson (1867-1940) was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, where his father, who later went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, was the first Headmaster. He wrote 105 books in all. Queen Lucia (first published in 1920) was the first of Benson’s ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels of which there were six. This first book is a comedy of manners based in the provincial village of Riseholme, where Emmeline Lucas (t...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; E.F. Benson; Emmeline Lucas; Riseholme
Downloads: 36,612 (6 reviews)